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Look back, in pajamas  —  Edited by Glenn Reynolds, Chair, OSM Editorial Advisory Board  —  A CARNIVAL OF PRE-WAR INTELLIGENCE: WHAT WE KNEW, WHEN WE KNEW IT, AND WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN GOING INTO THE IRAQ WAR.  —  On Friday, OSM extended an open-invitation to bloggers everywhere …
Crooks and Liars:
Neo-Con Kool-aid  —  Dick Cheney Speech Today  —  Neo-Con Kool-aid?  —  I'm a little under the weather so I'll leave the analysis up to you as you watch the Vice President and his speech on Iraq.  Cheney did say a few things that were a little unnerving.
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta:
Zarqawi Still Alive, The Left Celebrates  —  The White House is now saying that it is "highly unlikely" that Abu Musab al Zarqawi died in a Mosul raid Saturday.  Earlier Jawa post from Traderrob here.  —  *Sigh*  —  Not that killing the al Qaeda in Iraq leader—and the man personally responsible …
New York Times:
G.M. to Cut 30,000 Jobs and Close 12 Facilities in 3 Years  —  DETROIT, Nov. 21 - General Motors said it would cut up to 30,000 jobs and close a dozen automobile and parts factories and distribution centers in the next three years in an effort to stem the company's billion-dollar losses.
Dee-Ann Durbin / Associated Press:   GM to Cut 30,000 Jobs, Close 9 Plants
Washington Post:
Bush's Asia Trip Meets Low Expectations  —  BEIJING, Nov. 20 — When President Bush was flying toward Asia a week ago, his national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, predicted to reporters in the back of the plane that the four-nation trip would yield no "headline breakthroughs."  He turned out to be right.
Ann Imse / Rocky Mountain News:
ACLU suing over ouster from event  —  Action taken on part of 2 people booted from Bush speech  —  The American Civil Liberties Union is taking up the case of two of the three people ejected from a presidential appearance in Denver over a bumper sticker and has named a federal bureaucrat in Denver as the mystery man who ousted them.
Discussion: Lean Left and Daily Kos
Jeff Zeleny / Chicago Tribune:
Obama's national appeal rallies an army of backers  —  OMAHA — Warren Buffett sits on the edge of a soft brown sofa, closely watching as Barack Obama navigates the well-appointed living room.  He moves his square glasses closer to his face, unfolds his arms and springs to his feet when the time comes to welcome his guest to Nebraska.
At Least Ezra Pound was Nuts  —  I never "got into" Vonnegut, or "dug" his work like my "buds," several of whom pronounced his work as "intense," so I am not particularly bothered to find he applauds suicide bombers, and thinks they experience "an amazing high."
Christopher Hayes /
Who is Sherrod Brown?  —  An unabashed progressive takes aim at a Senate seat in Ohio  —  There are two small but revealing items affixed to Ohio's 13th District congressman Sherrod Brown.  On his lapel, he wears not an American flag, but a pin of a yellow bird in a cage.
Gateway Pundit:
George Bush Makes History, Praises Mongolian Democracy  —  PRESIDENT BUSH PRAISES ANOTHER CENTRAL ASIAN DEMOCRACY AS HE MAKES HISTORIC STOP IN MONGOLIA,  —  VIDEO HERE  —  Holy Yak!  Bush praises the "Fearless Warriors" of Mongolia.  —  U.S. President George W. Bush (L) …
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Who Is Mean Jean's Marine?  And Why Does He Think Murtha's A Coward?  —  On Friday, freshman Republican Rep. "Mean Jean" Schmidt mounted one of the fiercest, most personal assaults Congress has witnessed since Preston Brooks caned Charles Sumner to a bloody pulp in 1856.
William Yardley / New York Times:
After Eminent Domain Win, Project Goes Nowhere  —  NEW LONDON, Conn. - They have still not moved out.  Not Susette Kelo.  Not the Derys.  Not Byron Athenian or Bill Von Winkle or the others.  —  Five months after the United States Supreme Court set off a national debate by ruling …
Lise Olsen / Houston Chronicle:
Did Texas execute an innocent man?  —  Eyewitness says he felt influenced by police to ID the teen as the killer  —  Texas executed its fifth teenage offender at 22 minutes after midnight on Aug. 24, 1993, after his last request for bubble gum had been refused and his final claim of innocence had been forever silenced.
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Military fears critics will hurt morale  —  Pentagon officials say they are increasingly worried that Washington's political fight over the Iraq war will dampen what has been high morale among troops fighting a tenacious and deadly enemy.  —  Commanders are telling Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld …

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